The final day of this cruise was a sea day. We had a relaxing start to the day with room service coffee then had breakfast in O’Sheehan’s later. At eleven, we went with my mom to the complimentary wine tasting for platinum members and above. There were so many on this cruise they broke it into two sessions. It was a very informal tasting with four stations set up each with a white and red to taste. Each station represented a country; France, Italy, Argentina and United States. My mom really enjoyed the Pinot noir from France and plans to purchase a bottle or two for Thanksgiving.
We met up with my dad and decided to try the Ocean Blue window for lunch. It is an up charge but the menu looked great. It had crab toast which we had for dinner and I raved about them so we each ordered one to share. We also tried the lobster roll as well. It took awhile to get our food but we enjoyed our wine in the fresh sea air. The guys noticed how the table had the same markings as a football field and thought it would be perfect for paper football. So Chris folded up a napkin into a football and set up the wine glasses as goal posts for a finger flicking fun time! The lobster rolls were really good and the homemade chips delicious. The crab toast was not as good as the raw bar. It actually came with one less piece but is the same price at the take out window. The bread was not toasted at all but the crab was still good. I would definitely advise to order it at the raw bar only since not only was it better, you also get one more piece for the same price. It wasn’t quite enough for the four of us for lunch so we headed for a little more at O’Sheehan’s. My dad and I shared some nachos while Chris ordered some wings.
We returned to our cabin to find another friend on our bed. It reminded us of our rabbit at home. It was time to pack up some of our stuff before getting ready for dinner.
Our evening started with a cocktail at Shaker’s. We wanted to say goodbye to Allan and thank him for his excellent service. He is definitely a superstar at his job and I hope I will see him on another cruise.
For dinner, we wanted to eat in the Manhattan Room since they have dancing and live music. Unfortunately, they were booked at six so we went to Taste instead. Most of us ordered the scallop appetizer which was ok but not great. I had the shrimp Louie which was better but very small. For dinner, I had the seafood orzo which I did not really like. The calamari was very chewy and the red snapper very dry. Chris had the veal Oscar which he really enjoyed. My mom and dad did not really like their choices of chicken and flounder either. My mom tried the no sugar added butterscotch brownie and Chris had the Opera cake. The menus of the main dining on NCL can be hit or miss and this one was a miss for me. I look forward to the new menus coming soon fleet wide that have started on the Prima.
We walked about the ship after dinner hoping to find some music to dance to but that was not the case tonight. We settled on hanging at Shaker’s to listen to some standards while enjoying an espresso martini. Later, we enjoyed the company of some other ballroom dancers we met. A guitarist, Jumari started playing and he was very good. I am sorry we missed him all week. We did end up dancing some swing and even a tango in the small area. At least we provided Allan some entertainment our last night! We went for a last last night stroll around the ship to see the late night partiers in Bliss. There were a few dancing away but we decided to return to our cabin to call it a night.
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